Nursing homes, assisted-living facilities tighten COVID restrictions

Maryland's nursing homes and assisted-living facilities are implementing tighter restrictions as coronavirus cases continue to rise. Maryland Department of Health data reported weekly showed on Wednesday that there are 7,007 nursing home resident cases and 1,337 deaths. That's up from 4,850 resident cases and 963 deaths. There were 3,548 staff cases last week and 14 deaths. This week, there were 5,046 staff cases and 26 deaths reported. Last month, nursing homes began allowing indoor visits to resume with precautions. Now, the facilities must do more as additional health measures take effect Friday.